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Wallpaper* City Guide Cape Town


The fast-track guide for the smart traveller


Wallpaper*


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Price: USD$11.95

Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

  • Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style
  • 55 stunning original colour photographs
  • A unique barometer of the contemporary scene
  • Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight
  • A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods
  • Published June 2016



    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Paperback
    Size: 160 x 108 mm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in)
    Pages: 128 pp
    Illustrations: 100 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714871394

    Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, providing up-to-the-minute information.

  • Landmarks - The shape of the city skyline
  • Hotels - Where to stay and which rooms to book
  • 24 Hours - See the best of the city in just one day
  • Urban Life - Cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Insider's Guide - Local knowledge from within the scene
  • Art and Design - Galleries, studios and public spaces
  • Architour - A guide to the city's iconic buildings
  • Shops - The best retail therapy and what to buy
  • Escapes - Where to go if you want to leave town
  • "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

    From the introduction:

    "Due to its jaw-dropping setting below Table Mountain, miles of unspoilt coast and winelands for suburbs, you could fall for Cape Town on looks alone. But it is also smoothly functional, with a robust financial district, peerless contemporary domestic architecture, a thriving arts hub, modish bars and exceptional fine dining, and in summer, the upscale beach enclave of Camps Bay turns into South Africa’s de facto party destination. Yes, there remains a gritty edginess, but also a palpable optimism."

    "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

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